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American League Game Summary - Chicago at Minnesota



(Friday, July 25)

Final Score: Chicago 9, Minnesota 5

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and scored twice to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 9-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday.

Chicago's standout rookie joined Jose Canseco and Tony Oliva as the only Cuban-born rookies to hit 30 home runs in a season with his first-inning blast.

"I think we're past the point of 'unexpected' with him," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura. "You just expect him to be in the middle of things when it's happening. If he's hitting well, it seems like we're doing well."

Tyler Flowers and Alexei Ramirez also homered for the White Sox, who have won the first two of this four-game series.

John Danks (9-6) was charged with four runs on six hits over seven innings of work but earned the win.

Minnesota starter Kevin Correia (5-13) dropped another decision after allowing seven runs -- six earned -- on 10 hits in the setback. Correia now leads the majors in losses after sharing the dubious distinction with San Diego's Eric Stults.

Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia each hit solo homers for Minnesota, which has lost three of its last four.

"Not a very good baseball game," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Start from the get-go we got behind early. The ball was flying everywhere. Not very much fun for everyone involved I'm sure."

Singles from Adam Eaton and Ramirez set the table for Abreu, who pounded a 1-2 curveball into the bullpen in left center to give the White Sox a 3-0 lead.

Minnesota got a run back in the second on a sacrifice fly by Kurt Suzuki. Willingham and Arcia singled to put runners at the corners with one out before Suzuki drove Willingham in with a flyball to left.

However, Ramirez smacked his ninth homer of the season to lead off the third and restore the three-run cushion. Chicago added another run later in the frame on an error by third baseman Eduardo Nunez that allowed Abreu to score.

Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo each contributed RBI singles in the fourth as Chicago opened up a 7-1 advantage. Conor Gillaspie then stroked a run-scoring single in the sixth before Chris Colabello knocked a two-run single in the home half to trim the deficit to 8-3.

Each team had a leadoff homer in their respective seventh, with Flowers sending one over the wall in left and Arcia stroking his seventh of the season.

Willingham added a solo shot in the ninth to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Danks entered the game with an 0-6 record and 6.18 ERA in his last eight games against Minnesota ... The Twins have dropped 10 of 13 at Target Field ... Chicago went 4-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base ... Minnesota went 1-for-3 with RISP.

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Local
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
 
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
3rd
PIT 2
CAR 3
 
4th
CHA 101
GSW 105
 
2nd
UF 35
UNC 43
 
1st
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
BOS 102
CHI 109
4th
CHA 101
GSW 105
 
3rd
TOR 52
DAL 66
 
4th
DET 72
MIL 85
 
4th
ATL 72
NOP 60
 
Half
HOU 44
LAC 56
 
Half
OKC 59
NYK 33
 
Half
IND 47
ORL 45
 
2nd
SAN 41
SAC 36
 
1st
DEN 15
PHO 7
 
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MEM
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LAL
MIN
Final
WMICH 21
NILL 31
Final
SMU 9
HOU 35
Final
IOWA 34
NEB 37
Final
SFLA 0
UCF 16
Final
MARS 66
WKENT 67
Final
KSU 27
AKR 24
Final
BGU 24
BST 41
Final
UMASS 21
BUF 41
Final
EMICH 16
TOL 52
Final
MIZZ 21
ARK 14
Final
SALABAMA 40
NAVY 42
Final
ARZ 42
ARST 35
Final
AFA 27
COLST 24
Final
UCLA 10
STAN 31
2nd
VT 10
UVA 6
 
1st
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
 
Final
KU 82
TENN 67
Final
TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
Final
NCAT 57
RAD 65
 
Final
GEOR 58
BUT 64
Final
BRO 81
PVU 71
Final
RIU 66
SCU 44
Final
NARZ 70
SOUTH 63
Final
DART 68
MAST 67
Final
WRST 59
FIU 61
Final
XAV 73
UTEP 77
Final
OSU 73
JMU 56
Final
TXSOU 71
LAM 59
 
Final
TAMCC 75
MVSU 66
 
Final
AKAN 51
MIZST 55
Final
BUCK 80
PSU 88
 
Final
PROV 72
YALE 66
Final
UGA 62
MINN 66
Final
WISC 69
OKLA 56
Final
Terriers 70
NORST 72
 
Final
PEAY 62
STEPH 83
Final
FSU 58
CSOU 47
 
Final
VALPO 66
DRAK 46
Final
CIN 69
MTST 51
Final
SDU 75
PRIN 65
Final
WASU 76
RICE 74
 
Final
CSFU 64
USCU 79
 
Final
GT 61
RIDE 54
 
Final
TXPA 79
ALAST 91
 
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
Final
TCU 57
BRAD 49
 
Final
WAKE 65
DELST 72
 
Final
HART 83
EMERSON 50
 
Final
STJ 66
GONZ 73
 
Final
CLEM 62
HIGH 59
 
Final
SYR 72
HC 48
 
Final
MD 61
MON 56
 
Final
JVST 74
SAV 71
 
Final
MIAMI 87
SALA 75
 
Final
RUTG 68
VANDY 65
 
2nd
PETE 55
TENST 54
 
2nd
MARS 32
CLST 43
 
2nd
JST 38
HOF 49
 
2nd
INDST 36
MEM 48
 
2nd
UF 35
UNC 43
 
2nd
LATU 39
SAMF 35
 
2nd
TULA 60
SELA 49
 
2nd
NEB 54
TENNM 44
 
Half
MISS 31
CREI 37
 
Half
PORT 30
MURST 29
 
1st
MARQ 9
MSU 9
 
1st
ARK 14
UNT 13
 
1st
NCOL 20
STET 11
 
1st
IND 13
UNCG 9
 
1st
SJST 5
WMICH 15
 
1st
MNTST 13
TXARL 8
 
9:30pm Tonight
UVA
LAS
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STLU
MSST
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COLST
PAC
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UTAH
NDAK
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ILL
BAY
10:30pm Tonight
UAB
UCLA
11:30pm Tonight
WASH
LBSU
11:59pm Tonight
UCSB
MERC
Final
PHI 0
NYR 3
Final
ANA 1
CHI 4
Final
WAS 5
NYI 2
3rd
PIT 2
CAR 3
 
3rd
NJD 4
DET 4
 
3rd
BUF 1
MON 1
 
3rd
CLB 0
VAN 3
 
3rd
BOS 1
WIN 1
 
2nd Intermission
FLA 1
OTT 2
 
2nd
STL 1
EDM 1
 
1st Intermission
DAL 0
MIN 2